Real Name: Unrevealed, last name possibly Selby (see comments)

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: None

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: The Avengers (Black Panther/T'Challa, Black Widow/Natalia Romanova, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, Iron Man/Tony Stark, She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, Thor/Thor Odinson), Firelord (Pyreus Kril), Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd), Terrax (Tyros)

Enemies: Gladiator (Kallark)

Known Relatives: Suzanne Selby (Starbrand, mother, deceased), Thor Odinson (Thor, self-proclaimed godfather) (see comments)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Avengers Mountain

First Appearance: (behind-the-scenes, unborn): Avengers VII#29 (February, 2020);
    (fully seen, born): Avengers VII#30 (March, 2020)

Powers/Abilities: The infant Starbrand manifests a Star Brand on her hand and in times of great stress, she is able to assume a form of fiery stellar energy.

She likely has other superhuman abilities due to the Star Brand but has yet to display them and will likely become more powerful as she ages.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History: (Avengers VII#30 (fb) - BTS) - Pregnant Earth woman Suzanne Selby was recruited alongside her boyfriend by the ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. Space Coyotes as a migrant space worker. After being separated from her boyfriend, Suzanne was captured by the Shi'ar as an illegal alien and ultimately sentenced to the Ravenstarr Prison Galaxy, with her unborn child given a shorter sentence pending birth. While being transported, Suzanne went into labor moments after becoming host to the powerful Star Brand. In pain, Suzanne destroyed her transport craft and flew into the heart of Ravenstarr, destroying several of its prison planets.

(Avengers VII#29 - BTS) - Shi'ar Majestor Gladiator tracked the pregnant Suzanne to one of Ravenstarr's prison planets, where he sentenced her to death in order to prevent the Star Brand from getting out of control.

(Avengers VII#30 (fb)) - Suzanne Selby delivered a girl on one of the Shi'ar Ravenstarr Prison Galaxy planets with the help of the Avengers. After delivering the infant, Captain America asked She-Hulk how Suzanne was doing but Black Widow confirmed that Suzanne had no pulse. Proclaiming Suzanne dead, the Avengers warned Shi'ar Majestor Gladiator to keep his distance and Gladiator called for a Shi'ar medical frigate, ordering Captain America to get the infant out of Shi'ar space and warning the Avengers about the Star Brand. Having traveled there to kill Suzanne and stop the Star Brand's power, three former Heralds of Galactus (Firelord, Terrax, Silver Surfer) instead decided to bestow the gifts of time, life and hope, respectively, to the newborn infant.

(Avengers VII#30) - After returning to Earth, the Avengers presented the infant to the Black Panther, who asked Captain America if he realized what he had brought to Earth. Captain America replied that he had brought an orphaned baby who needed the Avengers' help. Black Panther responded by saying the infant might very well be the most destructive force in the galaxy and asked what would happen when the infant cried.

(Avengers VII#31 - BTS) - While battling Mephisto in 1,000,000 B.C., a time-lost Iron Man saw a vision of the infant Starbrand alongside several other visions.

(Avengers VII#32) - When Iron Man returned to the present day Avengers Mountain, he visited the infant Starbrand, who was being watched by Thor. Jokingly asking if the child was his, Stark was assured by Thor that the infant was not his. Thor then explained that the Avengers might have failed Suzanne Selby but they would protect her child. Thor then proclaimed himself the infant's godfather and Stark complained that the Avengers had become cosmic babysitters. Thor then asked Stark what he had encountered in the past but Stark quickly changed the subject

Comments: Created by Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness, Francesco Manna and Mark Morales.

The infant Starbrand's name has not yet been revealed but it's possible that her last name would match that her mother's, Suzanne Selby.

In Avengers VII#32, Thor refers to himself as the infant's godfather but whether this is merely Thor's claiming this status as her protector or whether it was any sort of official designation remains to be seen. Knowing Thor, it was likely just Thor being overly dramatic.

Profile by Proto-Man.

The infant Starbrand has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
Avengers VII#30, p20, splash page (Starbrand, main image)
Avengers VII#32, p14, pan1 (Starbrand, headshot)
Avengers VII#30, p16, pan3 (Starbrand's birth/stellar energy form)

Avengers VII#30 (March, 2020) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Francesco Manna (pencils, inks), Mark Morales (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#31 (April, 2020) - Jason Aaron (writer), Gerardo Zaffino, Geraldo Borges, Szymon Kudranski, Bazaldua, Robert Gill, Mattia De Iulis (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers VII#32 (May, 2020) - Jason Aaron (writer), Ed McGuinness, Francesco Manna (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 05/18/2020
Last updated: 05/18/2020

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